Caregiver assistance in the home

    Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging – serving Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain and Medina counties: 1.800.626.7277 or 216.621.0303
  • Benjamin Rose Institute: 216.791.8000
  • Catholic Social Services: 216.631.3655
  • Jewish Family Service Association: 216.292.3999

Short-stay residential care (respite)

Long-term Care Ombudsman Program
Call for a listing in your area (Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain and Medina counties): 216.696.2719 or 800.365.3112

Adult day care

  • Benjamin Rose Institute: 216.791.8000
  • Day-Away Program (Elyria United Methodist Village): 440.284.9000
  • Long-term Care Ombudsman

Contact for additional programs: 216.696.2719 or 800.365.3112

Support groups

  • Jewish Family Service Association: 216.292.3999

Note: You can contact social workers affiliated with hospitals or home health care agencies (when patient receives skilled home care)

Useful publication:

The 36-hour Day by Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins, Senior Living Guide
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General resources

First Call for Help (information and referral service)
Cuyahoga County: 216.436.2000 (211.Help)

Local Senior offices

Westlake Office on Aging: 440.871.3300
Rocky River Senior Center 440.333.6660
North Olmsted Department of Human Services: 440.777.8100
Lakewood Department on Aging, Inc: 216.521.1515
Bay Village Office on Aging: 440. 899.3442
Northeast Lorain County Social Services (serving Avon, Avon Lake, Sheffield Lake and Sheffield): 440.949.8146
Veterans Service Commission: 216.698.2600
Meals on Wheels: (Locate through First Call for Help)
Eldercare Locator: 800.677.1116

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